Chris Conger

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Partial reconfiguration (PR) reveals many opportunities for integration into FPGA design for potential system optimizations such as reduced area, increased performance, and increased functionality. Even though recent advances in Xilinx's Virtex-4 and Virtex-5 FPGA devices and design tools significantly improve the practicality of incorporating PR,(More)
Before any application is migrated to a reconfigurable computer (RC), it is important to consider its amenability to the hardware paradigm. In order to maximize the probability of success for an application's migration to an FPGA, one must quickly and with a reasonable degree of accuracy analyze not only the performance of the system but also the required(More)
Considerable data have demonstrated that psychological states can influence the immune system in animals. Whether human immune function can be intentionally modulated by the central nervous system is unknown. This article presents data from two studies that sought to demonstrate intentional modulation of the immune system by psychological interventions. It(More)
Space-based radar is a suite of applications that presents many unique system design challenges. In this paper, we investigate use of RapidIO, a new high-performance embedded systems interconnect, in addressing issues associated with the high network bandwidth requirements of real-time ground moving target indicator (GMTI), and synthetic aperture Radar(More)
  • C Conger, I Troxel, D Espinosa, V Aggarwal, A George
  • 2005
Network-Attached Storage (NAS) is a widely deployed technology in a variety of settings such as data centers that provides a reasonably cost-effective, powerful, and scalable solution to data storage requirements. As opposed to server-based, direct-attached storage, the NAS concept features storage systems that are directly attached to the network and(More)
  • K Chen, J Cole, C Conger, J Draskovic, M Lohr, K Klein +2 others
  • 2006
A long-standing problem in managing the behaviour of a collection of solid grains concerns the nature of the grain packing, a property that is typically controlled by how the grains are poured or shaken. Here we show that a systematic and controllable increase in granular packing can be induced by simply raising and then lowering the temperature, without(More)
We explore the process of initiating motion through a granular medium by measuring the force required to push a flat circular plate upward from underneath the medium. In contrast with previous measurements of the drag and penetration forces, which were conducted during steady state motion, the initiation force has a robust dependence on the diameter of the(More)
In this article, we study optimization of a RapidIO network and FPGA-based computation engines to address the taxing requirements of a set of real-time Ground-Moving Target Indicators (GMTI) and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) kernels for Space-Based Radar (SBR). By employing a RapidIO hardware testbed and validated simulation, we determine key trade-offs in(More)
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